Seychelles Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Seychelles, a passport valid for the duration of your stay is required by nationals referred to in the chart above.
Seychelles is a visa-free country, meaning anyone is welcome to visit for tourism purposes without a visa. You will be allowed to stay for up to 30 days as long as you have an onward or return ticket, proof of sufficient funds and organised accommodation for the duration of your stay.
However, there are exceptions from time to time. At present (2019), if you are from an Ebola affected country, or have recently visited an Ebola affected country less than 21 days ago, you will need a visa to enter Seychelles.
Passengers in transit must have tickets with reserved seats for their onward journey.
All travellers should have proof of funds to cover their stay, which is considered to be at least US$150 per day.
Extension of stay
You can extend your visitor's permit for a period of up to three months from the date of issue and for successive periods not exceeding three months at a time to a maximum period of 12 months. There is a fee of Rs5,000 for each three-month extension (the first three months are free). You must apply at the Department of Immigration at least a week before your current permit expires.
Entry with children
Single parents are sometimes asked for documentation proving their parental responsibility.
Entry with pets
If you are coming to Seychelles as a visitor for less than six months, bringing your pet is not an option as animals can only be imported for a minimum period of six months. If you are planning on staying longer, you must obtain an import permit. Your animal requires a current rabies vaccination certificate and a veterinary health certificate. Depending on your country of origin, your pet will also need to undergo a period of quarantine of two weeks to six months.
Please note that you cannot import any bird species into Seychelles.
Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel.
Embassies and tourist offices
British High Commission in Seychelles
Telephone: +248 428 3666
Address: , 3rd Floor, Oliaji Trade Centre Francis Rachel Street, Mahé, ,
Consulate of Seychelles in the UK
Telephone: +44 20 7730 2046.
Address: , 132 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SA,
Mon-Fri 0830-1630 hours.
Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles in the USA
Telephone: +1 212 972 1785
Address: , Suite 1107, 11th Floor, 685 Third Avenue, New York, 10017,
Mon-Fri 0900-1300 & 1400-1700 hours.